Leslie Carol Botha: Over 3oo toxins have been found in the umbilical cords of newborn babies. Our unborn children are being exposed to toxins daily. It is so important for women and men considering bringing children into the world to look at a detox process prior to pregnancy. This is hard and it is harsh – but it is our new reality.
Tyrone Hayes & Penelope Jagessar Chaffer: The toxic baby?
February 13, 2012
Filmmaker Penelope Jagessar Chaffer was curious about the chemicals she was exposed to while pregnant: Could they affect her unborn child? So she asked scientist Tyrone Hayes to brief her on one he studied closely: atrazine, a herbicide used on corn. (Hayes, an expert on amphibians, is a critic of atrazine, which displays a disturbing effect on frog development.) Onstage together at TEDWomen, Hayes and Chaffer tell their story.